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A Pragmatist's Take

By Douglas Moran

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About this blog: As a teenager (in the 1960s), I stumbled across the insight that real power doesn't reside with those who make the final decision, but with those who decide what qualifies as the viable choices. As a grad student, I belonged to an...  (More)

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I blame soccer (teamwork)
Mar 28, 2015 3:48 am
Comments: 4 | Views: 473

A society's values can be seen in the games its children play (adults to a lesser extent). Games embody values—what skills and knowledge are important—and make learning... More
Mismanagement of Consultants
Mar 21, 2015 4:19 am
Comments: 7 | Views: 1,174

City Hall's use of consultants receives lots of deserved criticism, but that criticism is typically so generic and unfocused that it fails to provide any basis for... More
Disengaged "Engagement"
Mar 14, 2015 5:12 pm
Comments: 11 | Views: 1,715

This proposal was written by a bureaucrat who opposes it. That was my reaction to a proposal for... More
Neighborhood Associations: Why they are still important
Mar 10, 2015 1:57 am
Comments: 17 | Views: 1,924

The recent news coverage of the difficulties facing one of Palo Alto's premier neighborhood association (College Terrace) brought forth comments that such associations... More
Public Art Policy
Feb 7, 2015 4:36 am
Comments: 20 | Views: 2,555

There has long been widespread public dissatisfaction with what has been chosen as public art and the process behind those choices. This is good time to visit City... More
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